How to limit ‘hidden’ calories.
If you’re aiming to lose some unwanted weight, we’re offering some free tips on tracking and limiting ‘hidden’ calories.
Track your calories using these free tips.
Liquid Calories: Tracking what you drink could have a massive impact on your results and what you’re trying to achieve. A big problem with liquid calories is that they are easy and quick to consume and can easily have an impact on your calorie allowance and your transformation results. If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to remember that eating calories is a better choice than drinking them.
Popular drinks with liquid calories include:
● Coffee with added milks and sugar
● Energy Drinks
● Fruit juice
● Sports drinks
● Sweet Tea
However, just because you’re trying to lose weight does not mean you have to give up your favourite drinks all together! Opt for sugar-free alternatives like Coke 0 sugar, Gatorade 0 sugar and Green or Black Tea. These are a great alternative and do not affect your calorie allowance.
Don’t forget to track that olive oil! Although it can seem harmless to add a tablespoon of oil when cooking chicken, just that 1 tablespoon has around 119 calories per serving. Olive oil has some great benefits as it can help reduce bad cholesterol and improve our immune system, but pouring it over every salad and adding it to every dish can significantly affect your progress.
Condiments: Condiments added extra flavour to our meals but keep an eye out for your serving sizes. Ketchup, butter, mayonnaise, ranch, sour cream add up very quickly and exceed your daily calorie intake. Make conscious decisions and check the nutrition facts label on each condiments package and determine a serving size that works with your calories.
Dressing: Do not overlook your salad dressing, they are often thick and high in calories. By topping your salad with a tasty dressing, you could be adding 100’s of calories to your meals. The keynote is moderation, it helps dress up a simple salad. Check the nutrition label for the serving size to make sure you don’t overdo it.
We hope these tips can keep you on track with your goals and make it easier for you to get the results you want. Check out our other blog posts for more tips and information!
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